Content by tag "Spectrum"

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Hiromi: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

A beacon for jazz to come, since her adrenaline-pumped debut Another Mind (Telarc, 2003), pianist-composer Hiromi Uehara launches herself into her fourth decade with Spectrum, her second album alone at her Yamaha.

The music, she hopes, celebrates the closing of one decade and the opening of the next and, without pause, it does, brimming ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hiromi: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by Jim Worsley

In an interview in 2019, legendary double bassist Ron Carter discussed his solo record All Alone (EmArcy, 1988). He stated that, “I wanted each track to have its own story. It wouldn't sound like the last tune or the next tune." If Hiromi had this mindset going into Spectrum, then in baseball terminology, she hit a ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Charley Sabatino

Read "Take Five with Charley Sabatino" reviewed by Charley Sabatino

Meet Charley Sabatino:
Charley Sabatino is a veteran bassist with more than 35 years experience. He plays both upright and electric bass, encompassing a wide range of styles, and plays throughout the NY/Metro Area. Highlights of his career include: The Today Show backing the Children's Aid Society Chorus, Lincoln Center with Ben Vereen, Headliners at ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Release By Dave Knife Fabris with Ran Blake

New Release By Dave Knife Fabris with Ran Blake

Lettuce Prey (Great Winds/Musea 3169) is music that is supported equally by the three legs of Rock, Jazz and Classical. It has the guts and glory of rock heroes like Jimi Hendrix (whose tune, Angel, is featured as a guitar solo on this CD). It possesses the surprise and intrigue of Jazz improvisation (like Ornette Coleman's Sadness - presented ...

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Muhal Richard Abrams / Roscoe Mitchell: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by Kurt Gottschalk

Muhal Richard Abrams and Roscoe Mitchell are arguably the two figures most central to the birth and rearing of the seminal '60s collective the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The organization was borne out of Abrams' Experimental Band and the first standing group to emerge from it was the Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble ...

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Carlos Zingaro: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by Stuart Broomer

A group made up entirely of strings might initially suggest chamber music, but this all-European trio produces music that crosses many boundaries, not so much to create music that's eclectic but to define its own terrain. Portuguese violinist Carlos Zingaro is a well-known exponent of free improvisation while the bassist Wilbert De Joode has served as ...

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Carlos "Zingaro" - Dominique Regef - Wilbert DeJoode: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ogni volta che in un CD troviamo brani a firma congiunta siamo spinti a pensare che si tratti di improvvisazione collettiva e radicale. In realtà soltanto un colloquio coi musicisti o note di copertina particolarmente precise potrebbero confortarci nella nostra supposizione, escludendo il dubbio che ci sia stata un qualche accordo fra i musicisti prima dell'esibizione: appunti grafici, ...

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Capital University Jazz Ensemble: Spectrum

Read "Spectrum" reviewed by Jack Bowers

This is an amiable, easy–grooving session by five gentlemen who make their living teaching young people the fundamentals of Jazz. They’ve learned those fundamentals well, and put them to productive use in a varied mainstream program that won’t set any worlds afire but breezes nicely along from start to finish with enterprising work by all hands. ...